Sequins and dragons take over as the world celebrates Chinese New Year

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HANGZHOU, CHINA - JANUARY 30: People visit a temple fair at Hefang street to celebrate Chinese new year, the year of the Rooster on January 30, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
HONG KONG, CHINA - JANUARY 29: Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbour to celebrate Chinese new year, the year of the Rooster on January 29, 2017 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Actors dressed as imperial guards take part in a sacrificial re-enactment at the Altar of the Earth in Ditan park in Beijing on January 30, 2017. The ceremony is a re-enactment of sacrifices once made by China's emperors to the God of the Earth to guarantee good harvests in the new year. Millions of Chinese are celebrating the 'Spring Festival', the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, which this year marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. / AFP / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 29: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (fourth from the left) attends the 44th Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade on January 29, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 29: A Chinese man smiles as he is seen at a fair on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year on January 29, 2017 in Beijing, China. China is marking the year of the Fire Rooster. Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 29: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau attends the 44th Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade on January 29, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 29: The Chinese community in Glasgow celebrate Chinese New Year in Glasgow City Chamber on January 29, 2017 in Hong Kong. The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
People celebrate the Chinese new year as they watch the traditional dragon-parade in the Liberdade Neighborhood on January 29, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year marks the start of the year of the Rooster. (Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People watch as members of the Chinese community perform a 'dragon dance' as they celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in central London on January 29, 2017. The Chinese Lunar New Year on January 28 ushered in the beginning of the Year of Rooster and the beginning of spring. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
People celebrate the Chinese new year as they watch the traditional dragon-parade in the Liberdade Neighborhood on January 29, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year marks the start of the year of the Rooster. (Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 29: The Chinese community in Glasgow celebrate Chinese New Year in Glasgow City Chamber on January 29, 2017 in Hong Kong. The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: The traditional Lion Dance is performed during the Chinese New Year celebrations to mark The Year of the Rooster on January 29, 2017 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Chinese New Year is China's most important traditional festival and brings families and communities together for a week long public holiday. The celebrations in the Chinatown area of Newcastle Upon Tyne brings hundreds of visitors into the community to enjoy the occasion. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau performs the eye-dotting on a lion dance costume at a Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver, B.C., Canada January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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The streets of cities from Sydney to Sao Paulo were flooded with drums, fire crackers and dancing dragons over the weekend as the world celebrated the Lunar New Year.

Known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, the event is marked by parades and fireworks. In China, billions of people are expected to travel home for the holiday, which began on Jan. 28.

2017 marks the year of the Fire Rooster, according to the 12-cycle Chinese calendar. People born in fire rooster years are meant to be trustworthy and responsible at work, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Looks like everyone involved had an excellent time over the weekend, no matter their birth date.

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